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Navarro's Grand Salami Wins It for Rays in 13

Tampa Bay beats Toronto for sixth time in seven games

(Newser) - Dioner Navarro hit a grand slam in the 13th inning after Carl Crawford drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 in 13 innings last night. Facing Toronto's seventh pitcher, Shawn Camp (0-1), Jason Bartlett singled off the... More »

Burnett, Rios Avert Sweep in Boston

Toronto concludes 2-7 roadtrip with 3-0 win

(Newser) - A.J. Burnett scattered three hits pitching into the eighth inning and Alex Rios homered for the Toronto Blue Jays, who wrapped up a miserable road trip with a 3-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Toronto finished the nine-game trip at 2-7 and avoided a sweep after Boston had... More »

Rolen Homers, Helps Jays Snap Losing Streak

Toronto's Rios collects four hits, raises average to .330

(Newser) - Scott Rolen homered and drove in two runs, Alex Rios collected four hits and scored three times and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-2 Sunday to snap a six-game losing streak. Rios, who raised his average to .330, scored the go-ahead run in the fifth from... More »

Toronto Ends Home Losing Skid

Rios homers as Blue Jays edge the Tigers

(Newser) - Alex Rios homered, Dustin McGowan won for the first time this season and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 today, snapping a six-game home losing streak. Toronto's previous home win was April 6 in the wrapup of a three-game sweep of Boston. McGowan (1-1) pitched a season-high... More »

Hill, Marcum Carry Blue Jays Over Orioles 11-3

Toronto heads home after splitting two-game series

(Newser) - Aaron Hill hit a three-run homer, Alex Rios and Matt Stairs each had two RBIs, and the Toronto Blue Jays cruised past the Baltimore Orioles 11-3 Tuesday night. David Eckstein had three hits and scored three runs for the Blue Jays, who reached season highs in runs and hits (16).... More »

Thomas' Slam Sinks Red Sox

Jays sweep weekend series from defending champs

(Newser) - Josh Beckett's first start of the season failed to send Boston home with a win. Frank Thomas hit his 11th career grand slam, Vernon Wells added a two-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 7-4 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep of the World Series champions.... More »

Clemens, Torre Hit With Suspensions

Clemens gets 5 days, Torre 1 for rowdy Blue Jays game

(Newser) - Roger Clemens was suspended five games and Joe Torre one for their part in Tuesday's contentious Yankees/Blue Jays game. The combative three-game series saw a number of incidents, culminating with Roger Clemens beaning Alex Rios in the back as payback for pitches thrown at A-Rod. More »

Vlad Impales Rios in HR Derby Final

Angels' slugger topples Philly's Howard

(Newser) - Anaheim's Vladimir Guerrero dethroned 2006 champ Ryan Howard in last night's Home Run Derby at China Basin, after a final-round sprint past Blue Jay Alex Rios. The righty needed only 3 dingers to bury Rios, who Fox speculates blew himself out with an record 12-blast second round. More »

Cabrera Steps Away from HR Derby Plate

Phillies' Ryan Howard will defend slugging title in Frisco

(Newser) - Marlins' slugger Miguel Cabrera won't compete in the upcoming Home Run Derby because of an injured left shoulder, he announced yesterday. The showdown still promises its share of flares into McCovey Cove, however: Last year's champ, Philly's Ryan Howard, will defend against Prince Fielder, Justin Morneau, Alex Rios, Vlad Guerrero,... More »

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